Hello

My name is Andrew

I'm a creative technologist. A hacker, thinker, and designer of networked things. I work in whatever technology best fits the challenge but make a habit of coding in C++, C#, Objective-C, or HTML/CSS/Javascript. I am also a 3D artist, starting my career as a movie special effects pixel wrangler - which I then taught - before deciding to try to solve the problems that occur when humans interface with machines. I've had the pleasure of working with some incredible clients spanning large multi-national corporations through to small 2 man post production houses. I currently work for Reading Room Studio helping organisations make of the most of digital and understand how it can be used as more than a broadcast communications tool. I love my job.

3D Printing

My journey with 3D Printing.

I finally took the plunge and bought a 3D printer, this is what happened.

My new site

Why I took my minimalist site and threw half of it away.

My last site was very simple, quick to load, and worked on all devices. So why did I ditch it?

Microsoft Research

Gestural Interaction and Machine Intelligence.

I had the opportunity to work with some amazing people at Microsoft Research, focussing on Gestural Interaction and Machine Intelligence.

MOTHER

Autonomous, community involved, adaptive garden monitor.

MOTHER is a cluster of environment aware tiles, built into a column, who takes care of your garden. She monitors how your garden responds to changes in environment and stimulus, shares her findings online via social networks, and compares her results with those of other systems in other gardens.

Automated Deployment Systems

Automated system monitoring and repair.

I built ADS for the Science Museum in London so that the abundant Macs used in gallery could be monitored and repaired as much as possible without human involvement.

FlickOS

The world's first multi-touch operating system.

FlickOS was the world's first multi-touch operating system. It was built as an interaction design proof of concept in Flash. Eventually the project was sidelined, parts of it though were folded into MOTHER and ADS.

The Archive

Jobs that didn't make the first page.

I've been doing this for a long time. The older jobs or ones that used technology I no longer do live in The Archive.

Scribbles

My time avoiding code.

A collection of my scribbles - all done in the name of wasting time.

My Clients

People I have proudly worked with.

Google, Microsoft Research, HTC Phones, CitiBank, Digital Video Systems, Electrosonic, The Environment Agency, City & Guilds, Arts Council England, Royal Mail, Framestore, The Mill, Moving Picture Company, Passion Pictures, 3D Systems, Luxology, Nevercenter, Pixologic, Autodesk, Alias, National Museums of Science & Industry, The Natural History Museum, Science Museums Group.